The Great Ownership Hoax

We think that we own all the stuff we have. That is a hoax. I am not talking about how the bank owns most of the big-ticket items we have—houses, cars, boats, appliances, etc.

 

 

Here is the kicker. Even if you don’t owe anyone for anything that you have, you are still not the rightful owner.

I know that doesn’t sit well with anyone, including myself. Especially us Americans think that not only do we own all of our stuff, but we also own our life. We decide how we will spend our money and time.

However, we have gradually gotten way off base. Listen to this:

Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.Genesis 2:15 NASB

From the beginning of time God didn’t turn ownership over to Adam. He gave him instructions on how to manage and steward what God owned.

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How to Give as 2013 Ends

The season of gift giving turns our thoughts to how we can help others. Whether it is out of a heart of compassion or simply a way to cut taxes—or both, it is a noble trait of our society.

 

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If you are going to give to an organization, It is important to do so intelligently. I look at it as a way to invest my money into things that produce an eternal return. I don’t take that lightly.

Here are some things that I pay attention to:

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